This is an analysis of the poem Firt Installment that begins with:

Heed me well, O my Mother, heed me well,
Negligible perhaps be this service of mine,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdXdcabXdXXXXa X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 100001001001 1110101 10111 111110 1011101 1101101001010110 1101010001 10110010011101010 0001010011010 01101010100 01110010 11001010 01101011 1011001001 101010100111 0101010110 0101100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 345
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; heed, well are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word with is repeated.

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  • summary of Firt Installment;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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